Southern butchers to compete in finals of National BBQ Awards
Two top South England butchers have made it through to the finals of the National BBQ Awards, which are held annually by the prestigious Q Guild of Butchers to celebrate the very best butchery items for barbecuing.
Q Butchers from across the south of England were invited to enter the regional round of heats to determine who would have their products represented in the six award categories (naked steak, pork sausage, speciality sausage, beef burger, speciality burger and overall barbecue product) at the final in St Albans, Hertfordshire on 13 May 2018.
Two butchers came out on top, taking three categories each. won the pork sausage, naked steak, and speciality burger categories (with its Beef, Bacon & Cheeseburger); while Reading-based won the remaining beefburger category, speciality sausage (Cumberland Ring), and speciality BBQ product (with its Pork Smokey Joes).
Gold and silver awards were also given out to recognise the quality of those remaining products entered by butchers in the area:
The two regional winners will now go on to the finals to compete in their categories nationally and for the overall prize of Supreme Champion.
The Q Guild currently has over 100 members, and is a seal of excellence representing an elite group of the finest quality independent meat retailers in Britain.
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Notes for editorsThe Q Guild is a seal of excellence marking Britain`s best butchers. The Q Guild represents an elite group of the finest quality independent meat retailers in Britain and is synonymous with skills, craftsmanship and above all, quality.The Q Guild`s 112 members are based across the UK: from Inverness to Cornwall, serving £5 million worth of outstanding meat and related products to over a quarter of a million discerning UK consumers every week.Q Guild butchers are award winning, leading experts in their field.Carrying the Q Guild brand sends out a strong message that they are one of Britain`s best butchers, committed to unsurpassed quality, craftsmanship and customer service